Claims from the CPSU’s Shift and Field Work Advisory Forum.
Claim 107: Shift & Field Work Advisory Forum – Shift Work Provisions
Clear definitions of day worker and shift worker.
A regulated process for transitioning an employee from being a day worker to being a shift worker and vice versa that requires the approval of the employee and notification of the union.
Defined shifts that include morning, day, afternoon and night shift with morning and afternoon shifts attracting an 18% loading and night shifts attracting a 27.5% loading.
A minimum 10-hour break between shifts which increases to 12 hours if the travel time between work and home exceeds a total of 1 hour.
Detailed rostering provisions that include, as a minimum, rosters being for a 28-day period notified at least 14 days before the start of the roster period. For penalties to apply to shift changes after the 14-day notice period.
Maximum number of consecutive night shifts to be defined and maximum number of consecutive shifts to be defined.
Rules to ensure rostered days off are consecutive and coincide with accrued days off.
Principle of equity must be upheld in rostering to ensure ‘good’ and ‘bad’ roster patterns are shared.